The everyday use of geospatial technology has virtually exploded in recent years. Digital maps, Google Earth and satellite-based navigation systems are no longer unfamiliar concepts. Today the demand for people with expertise in these fields is already great, and the prognosis shows that the demand will remain great in the coming years.
The two-year Master’s degree in Geospatial Information Science develops experts that are in demand on the labour market. With a history from a field related to geospatial information you will acquire an in-depth understanding of different geospatial concepts and techniques enabling you to design, create and utilize innovative GIS-based solutions in various fields of application.
On completion of the course you will be a sought- after candidate for highly qualified positions within both the private sector and public organisations. You will also be well prepared for further research either within our own post-graduate studies in geospatial information science or at other universities that offer GIS-related doctoral studies.
The qualifications needed for the programme are a BSc or its equivalent; including a course with at least 60 credits in a relevant subject e.g. GIS, geodetic measurement, geography, production and development of software, civil engineering and urban development. Building on your previous experience you will be able to broaden and deepen your geospatial knowledge and skills.
After the course you will be able to find employment in both the private and public sectors, particularly within fields such as the environment, urban planning or disaster management.
You can also work or research at an institute of higher education within the fields of, for example, geography, geomatics , urban planning, spatial planning and urban-development programmes. Examples of suitable jobs include GIS application developers, GIS analysts, 3D geovisualization experts, scenario planners and remote sensing experts.
The programme is for both Swedish and foreign students and teaching is in English.
Master Programme in Geospatial Information Science is an international programme with application deadline January 15. Apply at www.universityadmissions.se.